blockchain

Advancing blockchain in the new digital economy with Fordham, IBM and cyber leaders

Blockchain in the new digital economy has the potential to ensure a safe and sustainable cyber-physical-social ecosystem which is densely instrumented, closely interconnected and interoperable. Blockchain is a vast database with a digital timestamp within a million computers all over the world. This distributed ledger stores transactions of value — assets, information, money or records. […]

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FinTech Ideas Festival kicks off blockchain momentum in 2017

“Blockchain is so profound it will do for trusted transactions what the internet did for information”.  –Ginni Rometty, FinTech Ideas Festival Keynote, 2017 An invite-only event, the FinTech Ideas Festival was held in San Francisco earlier this week, featuring influencers from some of the most innovative players in the financial services industry: Google, Paypal, Visa, […]

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Citizen identity solutions offer improvements for officer notes

Have you ever wondered what becomes of the notes an officer takes while on duty? Scratch Police Field Interview Notebooks are used to capture the unstructured written observations of a field officer. These written notes, often referred to as scratch because they are written on a scratch pad, allow the officer to capture details about […]

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Blockchain momentum rallies healthcare

In 2016, we saw a wave of interest and investment targeted at blockchain applications for the financial services industry. As the year comes to a close, that same momentum is carrying blockchain beyond the boundaries of financial services to drive forward another industry; healthcare. In recent study, the IBM Institute for Business Values indicated that […]

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Leveraging blockchain to improve food supply chain traceability

Food supply chain tracking and authentication, to truly understand provenance, is critical to finding and helping to address sources of contamination in the food supply chain worldwide. In October, Walmart, IBM and Tsinghua University signed an agreement to explore food supply chain traceability and authenticity using blockchain technology. The project comes as Walmart announced its new […]

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Security, food safety and cognitive with blockchain

At IBM World of Watson this week, Silicon ANGLE’s theCUBE sat down with Shyam Nagarajan, Director of Worldwide Sales for Blockchain, to discuss some hot topics surrounding this emerging technology including security, food safety & cognitive applications. With blockchain coming to the forefront of the industry and the next era of transactional processing, many companies are starting […]

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Financial institutions adopting blockchain faster than expected

According to a recent Reuters article, widespread financial adoption of blockchain technology was thought to be at least 5 to 10 years away. But a recent IBM study shows 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale commercial blockchain products in 2017. Fireside chats and panelist sessions at Money20/20 hinted at this […]

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Blockchain wows World of Watson

While the sessions surrounding blockchain at World of Watson were as varied as the industries blockchain applies to, one thing was clear: the demand for information surrounding this emerging technology is rampant. Whether these sessions interfered with the lunch hour or even surrounding keynotes, each one was standing room only, overflowing with attendees fascinated with […]

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Blockchain is real and it’s NOW!

The first day at Money20/20 2016 was full of excitement and innovation around blockchain technology. It was on the lips of almost every speaker at the conference sessions, with talk of blockchain as one of the top disruptors of 2017 and the admonishment for companies to be at the ready to take advantage of its […]

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